Remains of eight people found in Sonora desert

Mexican Consulate had issued warning of crossing through area

Por: SanDiegoRED.com 10 Julio 2011 @ 10:43 am
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The desert between Arizona and Sonora is a popular route for undocumented border crossers. SanDiegoRed News Service

YUMA, Ariz. – The Mexican consulate in this city launched a campaign in recent days to warn their countrymen of the dangers of trying to cross the desert into the United States at this time of year.

That warning apparently came too late for at least eight people whose skeletal remains were found Saturday.

Authorities in the Mexican state of Sonora reported Sunday the discovery of the remains in several sites around the border town of Sonoyta believed to be undocumented immigrants who died in the scorching heat.

The remains, which did not show signs of violence, were found on the border between Sonora and Arizona, in a radius of several miles, Sonora state police said in a statement.

“It is assumed that they died of heat exposure,